Health Minister: Over the following four years, UG and PG seats will be balanced.

Pranay Trivedi

Pranay Trivedi

India had 51,000 MBBS seats eight years ago; as of now, there are 1,02,026 seats available. The number of PG seats has increased from the previous 34,000 to 64,000, according to the health minister.

UG and PG seats will be balanced

Mansukh Mandaviya, the Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare, declared on Saturday that he intends to equalize UG and PG seats in medical education over the next four years.

“India had 51,000 MBBS seats eight years ago; currently, there are 1,02,026 seats available. The number of PG seats has increased from the previous 34,000 to 64,000. To give all of our doctors the chance to continue postgraduate studies, I have set the goal of levelling UG and PG seats in the upcoming four years, the minister stated.


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In Gandhinagar, Gujarat, Mandaviya was giving a speech at the 13th Annual Conference of the Global Association of Physicians of Indian Origin. He added that medical schools can decide for themselves whether or not they will be approved in the future.

“We want our doctors to have the greatest training possible. The Command and Control Center currently oversees all of the medical schools in the nation. We are monitoring every medical college through AI — the infrastructure, the number of OPDs, the number of procedures, the number of patients seen in a day, etc. The number of seats at medical colleges can be evaluated by the institutions themselves, as can the likelihood of approval.

Mandaviya also extended an invitation to medical specialists from the Indian diaspora to fund research and establish hospital chains in the nation with “guaranteed business.” At the “Heal In India, Heal By India” expo, which will be held in April and May of this year, more than 70 countries will sign MoUs between hospitals, between countries, and between hospitals, he said.

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